MSc in Computer Science: Databases
University of Antwerp
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During your study here at the University of Antwerp, you can live through a wide variety of applications of computer science. As a student, you will get first-hand experience in a challenging, creative, dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment where you can contribute to the realisation of international projects.
A degree in Computer Science at the University of Antwerp corresponds with a competent professional with a scientific background. After obtaining the degree you will be able to
- adopt new technological developments in the respective disciplines within computer science
- exploit these developments were applicable in their professional context
- when required, make original contributions to the further development of the discipline
It is our ambition to offer a unique programme, which is based on recommendations from renowned scientific organisations such as the ACM, IEEE and SIAM. Our programme emphasises deep knowledge and sufficient flexibility and as such our graduates are highly demanded in both industrial as well as academic positions.
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The choice is yours ...
With a degree in Computer Science a multitude of job opportunities and interesting career perspectives await you. It will be much less a matter whether you will find a job, but more which job you will choose that most closely matches your interests.
All major challenges in science and technology in the current century are multidisciplinary in nature: i.e. several disciplines must come together to create a context for radically new solutions. Computer scientists play a pivotal role: they collect and organise information (data and models) to ensure that the numerous software systems, networks, algorithms can inter-operate seamlessly. For instance at the CERN lab, computer scientists mediate between physicists and engineers. Similarly, in the human genome project, computer scientists ensure that doctors and biochemists can exchange the complex information encoded in DNA. The modern economy with its emphasis on global competition and sustainable development poses interesting challenges for computer scientists. New industrial systems, implementation and optimisation of specialised software and systems, networks with higher performance and security, faster computation: these all present exciting opportunities for graduates.
Just a sample of career opportunities.
- In a company you can work as a technology consultant, software designer, system developer, software architect, software analyst, project leader or industrial researcher.
- Many computer scientists end up in the Research and Development departments of industrial organisations (both large and small) to address technological challenges of all kinds.
- Your background allows you to deal with fast changing environments. This is a prerequisite for project management positions.
- A scientific career in academia where you think about deep problems of Computer Science. Together with other scientists and companies you work in European or international projects in a variety of disciplines.
On top of these sectors there are a number of application areas with great economic significance and technological value where computer scientists can make a difference: optimal sustainable designs, high performance computing, biotechnology, wireless communication, smart cities, harbours, factories, self-healing materials, etc.